Asia is a continent full of fascinating surprises at every turn and home to some of the most vibrant cities in the world. You can step back into eras long past, explore magnificent temples, enjoy serene mountain villages, go tiger hunting in lush rainforests or explore the surroundings on an elephants back. Asia is unmatched in variety, contrast and adventure waiting to be explored.
It is hard to talk of Asia without mentioning India; it is a place where royalty still lives in its dominant palaces. The cities are characterized by ancient temples, markets and monuments which contrast with modern developments. The Taj Mahal at sunrise is a spectacular phenomenon, the streets of Delhi are exceptional and exploring fortresses and villages in bullock carts and camel rides across sandy dunes is adventurous for your family.
Striking Asian metropolises such as Singapore may offer an unexpected family vacations where the towering sky scrapers are in balanced harmony with green spaces. The Singapore’s Universal studio is a theme park where children can enjoy being in a far away fantasy land. The Sentosa’s Islands have a lot to offer; and while still in Singapore enjoy some of the tallest ferries in the world.
The Hainan beaches in China remain clean and pollution free, where families can enjoy pleasant weather, walks through the streets and play in the sand. Disney magic is felt in Hongkong where all fairytales come true especially during November and December months.
For a mixture of fascinating activities the southeast of Asia has a myriad of family friendly destinations; beaches, quirky activities and irresistible natural destinations. For safe swimming the Ko Lantas beach along the gorgeous Andaman Sea is not only postcard perfect but also ideal. Stay in a raft house in the small Thailand town of Kanchanaburi and navigate the River Kwai and see the Erewan waterfalls. Thailand’s capital of Bangkok is a place to explore the past at Khlongs, view tropical underworld at Siam Ocean World or visit Dusit Zoo for land animals galore.
Island family holidays in Asia are also something out of this world, spectacular beaches, views and lush green vegetations are spontaneous in this region. Lombok Island in Indonesia is less crowded and clean, Phuket in Thailand is awesome with many tourists and activities, and Bali is termed as a paradise and the Cebu & Visayanni Islands are the best island cities in the world.
Shopping is still an essential part of a family holiday and Kuala Lumpur is rated as the best shopping destination in Asia. It is home to numerous shopping hubs which include ice skating rinks, aquariums, roller coasters and secret gardens as part of the shopping experience. Shopping malls in Malaysia are family friendly making shopping an excellent family activity. Some of the malls include Berjaya Times Square with something for everyone: 1Utama serving local delicacies, Suria KLCC with a state of the art aquarium and the Midvalley Mega mall where entertainment activities include ages one to sixteen.
Asia is never a disappointment, whether riding a camel in the desert or exploring the wilderness and cities you can be sure to find something unique and fit for your family.